As I was reading Philippians 4 this morning, I discovered a verse in a whole new way!

Many of us have memorized Phil. 4:13 and probably quote it often (at least in our heads) when we are facing seemingly impossible events in our lives:

I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.

This verse has inspired me, motivated me, encouraged me, and reminded me that even when I feel like giving up, I CAN DO ALL THINGS THROUGH CHRIST.

But look at the next verse!

Phil. 4:14

But it was good that you helped me when I needed it.

Yes, Paul knew he could do all things through Christ, but he was also very aware of the earthly help he needed from his church family.

In other words, part of the way that Jesus strengthens us to do “all things” is through the help of our Christian brothers and sisters.

Do you want to see others live strong Christian lives?

Do you want to live a strong Christian life?

Think of a way God can use you to be the hands of Jesus to someone else who needs strengthened and be willing to accept the hands of others who long to help you.

As we share life’s highs and lows, I believe we will all learn the secret to being able to “do all things.”

Thankful for each of you,